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Alera Group Account Executive in Deerfield, Illinois


GCG Financial, an Alera Group Company is seeking a top performing healthcare industry leader to serve as an Account Executive in ourEmployee Benefits team.

Are you looking to be part of a company where you have exciting opportunities to learn, grow and make a positive impact?

Join a team where each employee is empowered to listen generously, speak straight, collaborate, and build each other up through mutual accountability and shared success?

If that’s what you’re looking for, this is your chance to be part of an amazing organization!

GCG Financial was founded in 1975 and measures our success by the strength of our relationships. As an Alera Group company, collaboration is the foundation of how we do business. Our close-knit, family culture is why employees join GCG and stay for decades. We laugh, we have fun, we support our community and we are the driving force behind the company’s 45+ years of success. Now, all we need is you! For more information, please visit

As an Account Executive , you will take the lead on accounts and provide multiple layers of support in maintaining, expanding and servicing the unique needs of each of our clients. This person will be responsible for strengthening new and existing relationships by actively investigating clients’ needs through effective questioning and listening. This individual must be able to prioritize objectives in an ever-changing and fast-paced environment and demonstrate advanced knowledge of current healthcare industry and trends. Additionally, this individual should have a proactive servicing approach, a strong sense of urgency responding to client matters on time, and advanced problem solving skills. This person must excel in providing the best-in-class strategic account development and service to existing clients while working collaboratively with our Benefit Consultants to help uncover new business opportunities.


  • Cultivate and maintain executive-level relationships with clients.

  • Manage daily communications, deliver clear and concise presentations with enthusiasm and passion, and hold regular face-to-face meetings.

  • Responsible for overall client strategy. Identify problems, summarize and develop strategic solutions that incorporate the client’s mission and vision.

  • Execute overall client strategy and ensure high level of client satisfaction and exceptional service delivery through education on products, processes, and services and communication around due dates, timelines, and actions needed.

  • Manage complex issues (conflicting data, client objections, industry trends, carrier issues, etc.) and work to offer solutions to both internal and external stakeholders.

  • Communicate with Operations to confirm service delivery requirements and manage client expectations.

  • Implement new accounts and products by preparing necessary documents and ensuring that they are signed and submitted timely.

  • Become proficient in all plans and products in the assigned book of business and act as a senior internal resource to the client service team.

  • Partner with other teams to ensure client needs are met and that actions are compliant with federal, state, and local laws and regulations.


  • Bachelor's Degree, required.

  • Life and Health Insurance State License, required.

  • Professional Certification (GBA, PHR, CLU, CEBS, CBP), preferred.

  • Minimum 10 years insurance carrier and/or insurance brokerage experience.

  • Advanced knowledge of:

  • Health and Welfare Plans - HMO, PPO, CDHP

  • Ancillary Coverage including Life, Short and Long Term Disability, Dental, Vision, etc.

  • Broad understanding of the various regulations surrounding health and welfare plans.

  • Computer skills with proficiency in Word, Excel (creating and verifying financial spreadsheets) and PowerPoint.

Equal Opportunity Employment

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Job Locations US-IL-Deerfield

ID 2021-1843

Category Hidden (8739)

Type Regular Full-Time

Firm Name GCG